HSD Research Centre


HSD Research Centre team
Dr. Cathy Worthington (l to r) is faculty lead for the centre, Heather Cumming is administrative assistant, Shawna McNabb is the administrative officer, and Emma Stuart is the research coordinator.

The HSD Research Centre—the only faculty-based research support service of its kind at UVic—will tell you that every funded study involves a complex series of steps to manage the process, from application to fund administration to reporting back to funding agencies. Given the community-based focus of much of HSD’s research, many initiatives involve more than one researcher, faculty, school, research centre, or community partner.


Emma Stuart, Administrative Officer
| 250-721-7048

Jasmine Desjardins, Research Coordinator
| 250-721-6468

Heather Cumming, Administrative Assistant (post-grant)
| 250-721-7049

Ally Poniedzielnik, Administrative Assistant (pre-grant)
rcpdgrant@uvic.ca | 250-472-4635 

Twitter @HSDResearch

HSD Research Centre
Human & Social Development Bldg. Room B241
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

  1. Support research excellence and accountability through pre- and post-grant services.
  2. Build research capacity by mentoring and supporting faculty members.
  3. Build a culture of research excellence across all schools.
  4. Establish strong academic leadership.
  1. Peer review and research mentorship
  2. Information sessions
  3. Workshops and seminars
  4. New faculty and post-doctoral orientation sessions
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Graduate Research Assistant, term position, "Exploring the Capacity of Indigenous Not-for-Profit Early Learning and Child Care Programs in British Columbia"